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October 3, 1959

Practical Obstetric Problems

JAMA. 1959;171(5):626-627. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010230124034

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This new edition of a four-year-old textbook includes the new and important developments of the intervening years. The book is written primarily for the clinician as a convenient source of information concerning practical problems in obstetrics. To achieve this end the chapters on anatomy, embryology, and physiology of reproduction usually found in current textbooks have been omitted. The book begins with a discussion of prenatal care and ends with chapters on prematurity and the Rh factor. The management of all the pertinent problems encountered in pregnancy, labor, and the puerperium is discussed in a lucid and authoritative manner. Characteristically, one chapter is entitled Techniques and Pitfalls of Forceps Delivery and another Postpartum Collapse.

Although most of the chapters were written by the author, several were contributed by well-known British authorities. One of these contributions in particular reflects its author's profound clinical experience in his evaluation of trends in obstetric practice,

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